Scientists Play Favorites with Studying Human Genes. Here’s Why.
Scientists Play Favorites with Studying Human Genes. Here’s Why.
Despite the Human Genome Project having heralded the exploration of previously unknown human genes, the focus of genetic studies remains narrow.
Scientists Play Favorites with Studying Human Genes. Here’s Why.
Scientists Play Favorites with Studying Human Genes. Here’s Why.

Despite the Human Genome Project having heralded the exploration of previously unknown human genes, the focus of genetic studies remains narrow.

Despite the Human Genome Project having heralded the exploration of previously unknown human genes, the focus of genetic studies remains narrow.

genetics & genomics, techniques
Image of the Day: Spinning Webs
Image of the Day: Spinning Webs
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 19, 2018
Scientists photograph a spider web in micron-scale glory.
Image of the Day: Viral Vision
Image of the Day: Viral Vision
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 18, 2018
Modified cryogenic electron microscopy can analyze viral structures better than ever before.
Image of the Day: Seaweed Sequence
Image of the Day: Seaweed Sequence
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 17, 2018
The genome of Ulva mutabilis is the first of a green seaweed to be sequenced.
Image of the Day: The Imitation Game
Image of the Day: The Imitation Game
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 14, 2018
A bioinspired robot helps researchers study insect flight.
Massive Animal Sequencing Effort Releases First Set of Genomes
Massive Animal Sequencing Effort Releases First Set of Genomes
Jef Akst | Sep 13, 2018
The Vertebrate Genomes Project has released data on 14 vertebrate species, but the goal is to sequence all 66,000.
Thousands of <em>BRCA1</em> Genetic Variants Functionally Characterized
Thousands of BRCA1 Genetic Variants Functionally Characterized
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 13, 2018
The researchers catalogued 3,893 variants of the gene implicated in cancer using CRISPR.
As Bees Specialize, So Does Their DNA Packaging
As Bees Specialize, So Does Their DNA Packaging
Shawna Williams | Sep 11, 2018
A study of chemical tags on histone proteins hints at how the same genome can yield very different animals.
Federal Court Sides with Broad in CRISPR Patent Dispute
Federal Court Sides with Broad in CRISPR Patent Dispute
Jef Akst | Sep 10, 2018
The higher court’s decision to uphold the ruling of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board essentially ends the intellectual property battle in the US.
Anti-CRISPR Proteins Found that Block Cas12a Nuclease
Anti-CRISPR Proteins Found that Block Cas12a Nuclease
Ashley Yeager | Sep 6, 2018
Using bioinformatics, two teams of scientists identified inhibitory proteins for Cas9’s relative.